Weekly RoundUp 8-5-2008

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    The Weekly RoundUp

    The Features

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    – Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island – 2008)

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    – Don Adams & Barbara Feldon (Get Smart – 1965)

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    – Karl Markovics (The Counterfeiters – 2007)

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    – Paz Vega (Carmen – 2003)

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    – Starship Troopers 3: Marauder – 2008

    The Prices

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    SD-DVD TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoBen 10: Season 4$14.99$14.99$17.99$14.99 - Carmen$13.99$14.99$14.99 - - The Counterfeiters$19.99$19.99$19.99 - - Dana Carvey: Squatting Monkeys - $14.99$14.99 - - The Executioner’s Song$17.99 - $14.99 - - Family Ties: Season 4$29.99$24.99$34.99 - - Fortress$9.98$8.99$6.99 - - Get Smart: Season 1$17.99$19.99$19.99$16.99 - He-Man & Masters of Universe: Vol. 3$16.99$19.99$19.99$16.99 - The Killing of John Lennon$14.99$14.99$14.99 - - Lonesome Dove$13.99$12.99$14.99 - - Miss Conception$21.99$19.99$19.99 - - **Nim’s Island$17.99$16.99$15.99$16.99 - Robin Hood: Season 2$59.99$59.99$79.98 - - Rogue$17.99$14.99$19.99$19.99 - Route 66: Season 1$44.99$44.99$39.99 - - Star Trek - TOS: Season 2$59.99$59.99$79.99 - - Starship Troopers 1-3$30.99$29.99$34.99$34.99 - Starship Troopers 3: Marauder$16.99$16.99$16.99$16.99 - Wild China$23.99$24.99$19.99 - -

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    BLU-RAY TITLEAmazonBestBuyCrcCityTargetCostcoThe Counterfeiters$26.95$29.99$34.99 - - Lonesome Dove$24.95$24.99$34.99 - - Nim’s Island$27.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Robin Hood: Season 1$69.95$99.99$99.98 - - Starship Troopers: 1-3$56.95$59.99$56.99$59.99 - Starship Troopers$19.95$24.99$22.99 - - Starship Troopers 3: Marauders$25.95$29.99$27.99$29.99 - Wild China$23.95$34.99$34.99 - -

    The Disclaimer Standard disclaimer: All prices are taken from the websites of each chain, or from their printed Sunday advertisements. All prices are subject to change by each chain. Prices and inventory in-store may or may not match the website price.

    "LP" in the RoundUp table means a store’s Sunday flyer says "Low Price". That means I could not locate a definite price for the item, and the ad is all I have to go on. Retailers use these phrases in advertisements so that they do not violate MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) agreements with the studios. Doing so can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars in co-op advertising funds.

    I, obviously, cannot include EVERY title released in a given week in the RoundUp. The titles included are those that I am interested in...as well as those which I consider will be of interest to a majority of consumers (and sometimes I’ll miss one!). I don't get paid for this, and I don't have the time to list every DVD. So, please don't complain! If there is a title not included in the RoundUp that you want to see, just look it up yourself, and be nice enough to post and share the results with everyone!

    Note that I cannot include Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club prices in the RoundUp. They set prices at individual stores based on nearby competition, so there is no way I can say here what price you'll find at YOUR local Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club location. And, as always, Circuit City does not guarantee their sale prices in Hawaii.


    The Specials

    **Be Careful! Nim’s Island is being released in both OAR & MAR versions…be sure to get the correct one!!

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE BOOK with its copies of Nim’s Island. “Free Nim at Sea.” On package. Minimum 6 per store. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

    --You can also SAVE $5 when you buy BOTH Nim’s Island and Garfield’s Fun Fest ($14.99) @ BB. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

    --Best Buy has an EXCLUSIVE MARAUDER ACTION FIGURE with its SD-DVD copies of the Starship Troopers 1-3 Set. Packaged separately. Minimum 5 per store. No rainchecks. Offer excludes Blu-ray version.

    --BB has a 2/$30 SALE on the following Blu-ray titles ($24.99 apiece): Black Hawk Down, Fifth Element, Hellboy, The Patriot. Must be purchased on same receipt.

    --Best Buy Odds and Ends: Best Buy has lists of DVDs for sale @ $3.99, $6.99 and $9.99.

    --Circuit City is also advertising an EXCLUSIVE FREE POSTCARD & STICKER SET with their SD-DVD copies of Nim’s Island.

    --You can also SAVE $5 when you buy BOTH Nim’s Island and Garfield’s Fun Fest ($15.99) @ CC. Must be purchased on same receipt. Offer excludes Blu-ray. .

    --At CC, a number TV Shows on DVD are on sale for excellent prices. Check it out.

    --Circuit City Odds and Ends: A long list of titles for $4.99, $6.99 & $7.99 (the $7.99 titles include FREE digital copies).

    -Target has a FREE BOOK with its copies of Nim’s Island. “Amazing Animal Facts.” Quantities limited. No rainchecks. Offer excludes Blu-ray.

    --Target also has a FREE 3-D KEYCHAIN with its copies of He-Man and Masters of the Universe: Volume 3. Quantities limited. No rainchecks.

    --Target Odds and Ends: Lists of titles for $5 and $10.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    Circuit City on sale DVD items:

    Stargate Continuum $16.99

    $4.99 each:
    Platoon: Special Edition
    Man On Fire
    Raging Bull
    Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle – Unrated
    Monster
    Panic Room
    Money Train
    Once Upon A Time In China
    Universal Soldier: The Return
    Godzilla (Matthew Broderick)
    School Daze
    Crossroads (2004)
    The Brothers
    28 Days
    Troop Beverly Hills
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
    Night Of The Living Dead (Tom Savini)
    Redemption
    I Think I Love My Wife
    Flyboys
    The Messenger: The Story Of Joan Of Arc
    The Last Of The Mohicans: Director’s Expanded Edition
    Rocky
    Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World
    Moonstruck
    The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition
    American Beauty
    The Sweetest Thing
    Catch Me If You Can
    Barbershop
    Edward Scissorhands
    Legally Blonde
    Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life
    Die Hard 2
    Ong-Bak: Thai Pizza Delivery Boy

    $6.99 each:
    Caddyshack
    The Goonies
    Fast Time At Ridgemont High
    Stripes: Extended Cut
    Major League: Wild Thing Edition
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Bueller…. Bueller…. Edition
    Meatballs: Special Edition
    Stir Crazy
    Mannequin / Mannequin 2: On The Move Double Feature
    The Karate Kid: Special Edition
    Field Of Dreams (Looks Like 2 DVD Anniversary Edition)
    Some King Of Wonderful
    La Bamba
    The Seventh Sign
    St.Elmo’s Fire
    Stand By Me: Special Edition
    Witness: Special Collector’s Edition
    Footloose
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    Pretty In Pink: Everything’s Duckie Edition
    Top Gun: Special Collector’s Edition
    A Few Good Men: Special Edition

    Summer School
    Airplane
    American Gigolo
    Urban Cowboy
    Better Off Dead
    Uncommon Valor
    Free 80’s Music Sampler with the purchase of any of the marked DVDs // Marked DVDs available 8/5/08 // Available online, by phone & in select stores

    $7.99 each: Each of the DVDs listed below come with a free digital copy included.
    The Detonator
    The Fan
    Half Past Dead
    Maximum Risk
    Sniper
    Starship Troopers
    Starship Troopers 2: Hero Of The Federation
    Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby

    Blu-Ray Discs:
    Starship Troopers $22.99

    DVD Sets:
    24: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $24.99 each
    30 Rock: Season 1 $19.99
    Arrested Development: Season 3 $19.99
    Battlestar Galactica: Season 1 / 2.0 / 2.5 $19.99 each
    Best Of Chappelle’s Show $9.99
    C.S.I.: Season 1 $14.99
    Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $16.99 each
    Desperate Housewives: Season 3 $27.99
    Everybody Love Raymond: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 $16.99 each
    Family Guy: Volume III / IV / V $16.99 each
    Gilmore Girls: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 $19.99 each
    House: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $24.99 each
    Lost: Season 3 $27.99
    The Office: Season 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    OZ: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 $16.99 each
    South Park: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $14.99 each
    The Shield: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 $24.99 each
    The Wire: Season 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 $34.99 each
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    Best Buy on sale DVD items:

    Vantage Point $16.99
    Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest $16.99
    Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns $14.99

    Handy Manny: Manny’s Pet Roundup $14.99
    Little Einsteins: Flight Of The Instrument Fairies $14.99
    Purchase both marked titles together on the same receipt and get both titles for $20.

    $3.99 each:
    Pink Panther: Special Edition (Steve Martin)
    Space Balls
    The Replacements
    I, Robot
    ID4: Independence Day
    X-Men
    X2: X-Men United
    The Thomas Crown Affair (Pierce Brosnan)
    Black Hawk Down
    Layer Cake
    Legends Of The Fall
    Accepted
    The Break-Up
    Friday Night Lights
    Notting Hill: Collector’s Edition
    Unleashed: Unrated
    Bruce Almighty
    Along Came Polly
    American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
    Falling Down
    Enter The Dragon: Special Edition
    Lucky You
    Lady In The Water
    Cinderella Man
    Snatch
    Inside Man
    Dr. Seuss: The Cat In The Hat (Animated Classic)
    Alvin & The Chipmunks: Scare-riffic Double Feature

    $6.99 each:
    Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
    I’m Not There
    Halloween: Unrated 2 DVD Director’s Cut
    Grindhouse Present: Planet Terror
    Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof
    WAR
    Crank
    The Holiday
    Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
    Hostel: Part II – Unrated
    Revolver
    Rocky Balboa
    Ghost Rider
    Stranger Than Fiction
    The DaVinci Code
    Chaos
    Casino Royale (Daniel Craig)
    Disturbia
    1408

    $9.99 each:
    Rambo: The Fight Continues
    The Kingdom
    Transformers (2007)
    The Simpsons Movie
    Lions & Lambs
    The Darjeeling Limited
    Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
    Live Free Or Die Hard
    The Mist
    Bella
    Witless Protection
    Across The Universe
    Superbad: 2 DVD Unrated Extended Edition
    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
    We Own The Night
    30 Days Of Night
    Knocked Up
    Serenity
    The Water Horse: Legend Of The Deep

    Blu-Ray Discs:

    Buy any 2 of the 4 below titles and get both titles for $30:
    Hellboy $24.99
    The Patriot: Extended Cut $24.99
    Black Hawk Down $24.99
    The Fifth Element $24.99

    DVD Sets:
    Family Ties: Season 1 / 2 / 3 $19.99 each
    Code Geass: Leouch Of The Rebellion – Part I $24.99


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    Target on sale DVD items:

    Dora The Explorer / Go Diego Go! 2 Pack $16.99
    Back At The Barnyard: When No One’s Looking $12.99

    Handy Manny: Manny’s Pet Roundup $14.99
    Little Einsteins: Flight Of The Instrument Fairies $14.99
    Purchase both titles together on the same receipt and receive a Free $5 Target Gift Card. Quantities limited. No rain checks.

    $5.00 each: Each title listed and selected others.
    A Knight’s Tale: Special Edition
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Two Weeks Notice
    The Karate Kid: Special Edition
    Bend It Like Beckham

    $10.00 each: Each title listed and selected others.
    Meet The Parents / Meet The Fockers Double Feature
    Casino Royale (2006)
    Balls Of Fury
    Parenthood
    Rounders/Swingers 2 Movie Collection

    DVD Sets:
    Little Einsteins: 3 Pack $29.99
     
  3. Bill Thomann

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    Thanks for the roundup. My only possible purchase will be Nim's Island at CC. It'd be a blind buy though & I've read mixed reviews. Anybody posting here that's seen it tell me what you think.
     
  4. george kaplan

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    Thanks as usual. Just Get Smart.
     
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    Thanks as always! Thankfully a slow week after last weeks massive list.
     
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    Nothing for me but thanks as always! The slow summer lets me save up for the always massive fall (especially September).
     
  7. Jason_V

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    Just He-Man to *sniff sniff* finish the collection. The BB version with the comic of the last unproduced script. (And Starship Troopers.)
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    August does, indeed, look to be a slow month...with, of course, a few titles that will definitely get some interest. But, overall, slow.
     
  9. Andrea W

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    Ben 10 Season 4. Thanks Mike!
     
  10. Michael Reuben

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    Mike, the first Starship Troopers Blu-ray appears to be $22.99 at CC, not $19.99. Too bad, because Amazon appears not to have much stock. When the same thing happened with Shine a Light last week, I was able to cancel and buy it locally at about the same price.

    M.
     
  11. Dennis Nicholls

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    This week's Carmen is a dramatic version, NOT Bizet's opera. A word from the BBC about this version:
     
  12. Mike Frezon

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    Hmmmm. It definitely WAS $19.99...cuz I got that price from cc.com. I see the other price in the flyer though...and that cc.com now reflects that. Too bad.

    Sorry for the confusion.
     
  13. Aaron Silverman

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    Thanks, I was wondering about that!

    It's probably my favorite opera (and Paz Vega is always nice to look at), but this one sounds like a pass.
     
  14. Dennis Nicholls

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    Aaron,
    Get the Columbia DVD #04879...the Francesco Rosi film version "Bizet's Carmen" from 1984. Stars Placido Domingo, Julia Migenes-Hohnson, and Ruggero Raimondi. It's shot on-location with the music and lyrics folied in later. IIRC it's now OOP but worth looking for.

    PETA types: pass on this one, as it begins with a real bullfight with a real sword and real blood. [​IMG]
     
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    I already have the TL GET SMART set, but for those who don't...the Target price on S1 is an absolute steal. Dollar for dollar, that will be the best investment anyone can make in terms of laughs produced.
     
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    Thanks -- prices on that one are completely ridiculous, but I'm pretty sure the city library has a copy. I have the DVD version starring Anne Sofie von Otter, which is pretty cool.

    Didn't know about the bullfight! I'm not a member of PETA though. [​IMG]
     
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    FYI, Ben 10 Season 4 was in my local (the Rim in San Antonio) Best Buy's computer at $16.99 instead of $14.99.
     
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    My local Target was completely sold out of Get Smart: Season One @ 3:00 PM, so I picked it up at Best Buy. I scrounged up a Target ad from the recycle bin when I got home, so I'll do a price match on the way home from work tomorrow.

    --John
     
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    Thanks for the post. Picked up (actually had picked up for me) Get Smart at Target. It has made some good for recovering from gallbladder surgery watching.
     
  20. Mike Frezon

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    Well, David, I certainly hope your doctor didn't have the name "Maxwell Smart!"

    "Missed it by that much!" [​IMG]

    Get better!
     

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